A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 95 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (59 miles) on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008rd3. Unique identifier: us10008rd3. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 11/05/17 / 2017-05-11 01:09:42 / May 11, 2017 @ 1:09 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 23:09:42 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.7392 West, latitude -56.4051 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 95 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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